What are nice dipping sauces for a snack board?

This step-by-step guide explains how to choose nice dipping sauces for an appetizer platter. Get to know delicious combinations and turn your drinks board into a real taste sensation!


Choose your dipping sauces

Choose your dips based on your personal taste and the dishes on your platter. For example, if you have a Mediterranean theme, consider tzatziki and hummus as dips. Guacamole can be a good choice for Mexican dishes, while pesto goes well with Italian snacks. Experiment with different flavors to create a varied and tasty snack board.


Provide variety

  • Make a creamy dip by mixing Greek yogurt with crushed garlic, lemon juice and finely chopped herbs such as dill and parsley.
  • Prepare a fresh dip by adding cucumber and mint to some Greek yogurt and a pinch of salt.
  • For a spicy dip, add some sriracha sauce to mayonnaise and add some lime juice and cilantro for extra flavor.
  • Serve the dips with vegetable sticks, tortilla chips and crackers for a variation in taste and texture that is sure to please!

Prepare your own dipping sauces

Make your own dipping sauces for a personal touch. Combine cream cheese, garlic powder, and finely chopped herbs for a delicious herb cream cheese. Crush tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, and add lime juice for a spicy salsa. Serve with chips or vegetable sticks for a tasty addition to your party!


Presentation is important

Use beautiful bowls for the dips and add some fresh herbs or vegetable sticks for a colorful whole. Make sure the bowls are well filled and neatly presented. Place them strategically on the table to provide easy access for your guests. Don't forget to check and top up regularly during the event for a neat appearance.


Combine with bread and vegetables

  • Combine the dips with baguette, toast or vegetable sticks such as carrot and cucumber.
  • Serve the various options on a snack board for a varied presentation.
  • Make sure the dips are easily accessible to your guests.
  • Enjoy the delicious combination of flavors during your drinks moment.

Try new recipes

Experiment with new dips and recipes

Try making an artichoke dip by pureeing artichokes, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese into a creamy mixture. For a creamy feta dip, blend feta, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs in a food processor until a smooth consistency. Serve with fresh vegetables, bread, or crackers for a delicious and surprising treat for your guests. Have fun cooking!


Serve at room temperature

  • Remove the dips from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Leave them on the counter so they can come to room temperature.
  • Examples of dips are hummus, tzatziki and guacamole.

Don't forget the classics

Get the necessary ingredients for aioli, tapenade and tzatziki. Then make these classic dips according to traditional recipes and present them together with other snacks on a snack board. Serve with freshly cut vegetables, pieces of bread and crackers for a delicious and varied drinking experience.


Supplement with nuts and olives

Add a selection of nuts such as almonds, walnuts and cashew nuts to your snack board. Complete the space with different types of olives, such as green and black olives. Also add sun-dried tomatoes for a colorful and flavorful addition to your board. Enjoy the extra variety and flavors that this combination brings!


Enjoy your drink!

  • Serve a variety of dips, such as hummus, tzatziki and guacamole, on the appetizer board.
  • Add some olives, cherry tomatoes, slices of salami and pieces of cheese for a varied composition.
  • Place the drinks board comfortably in the middle of the table and invite your guests to enjoy the flavors and toast to a nice evening together.

A tasty ending

With this guide you have all the tools to create an irresistible snack board, complete with delicious dipping sauces. So, get started, be creative and treat your guests to delicious flavor combinations. Cheers to fun drinks evenings!


  • Dipping sauces of your choice
  • Ingredients for homemade dipping sauces
  • Containers or bowls for presentation
  • Bread
  • Vegetables
  • Recipes for new dipping sauces
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Drinks board

Tasty dips for a snack board

  • Guacamole: a creamy avocado dip with lime and coriander
  • tzatziki: a fresh Greek yogurt sauce with cucumber and garlic
  • Hummus: a creamy chickpea puree with tahini and lemon juice
  • Aioli: a garlic mayonnaise with a hint of lemon, delicious with bread and vegetables
  • Salsa: a spicy tomato sauce with onion and jalapeño, perfect for nachos
  • Pesto: a basil and pine nut sauce, delicious with cheese and salami
  • Satay sauce: a peanut sauce with soy sauce and sambal, ideal for chicken skewers
  • Sambal oelek: a spicy Indonesian chili paste, add to your favorite dipping sauce for extra spice

Instructions for assembling the perfect drinks board

  • Start by studying the recipe book to become familiar with the different types of snacks you can make
  • Make a list of ingredients needed and make sure you have everything before you start
  • Try a simple recipe first and follow the instructions step by step
  • Experiment with different combinations of cheeses, meats, nuts, fruit and dips to create your own unique snack board
  • Don't forget to enjoy your creation and share it with friends and family! Have fun making delicious snack boards!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What types of snacks are in the recipe book?

The recipe book contains all kinds of different snacks, from classic cheese cubes and olives to creative bruschettas and mini quiches. There is something for everyone, so you can find plenty of inspiration to surprise your guests during drinks!

Are the recipes in the book mainly focused on meat, cheese, vegetables or a combination of these?

The recipes in the book are mainly focused on a combination of meat, cheese and vegetables. You will find a variety of dishes where these ingredients are combined in different ways to create delicious meals. From tasty meat dishes to melting cheese and colorful vegetables, there is something for everyone! We hope you enjoy cooking while discovering the different recipes from the book.

Does the book also share recipes for homemade bread, dips and sauces?

Yes, this book shares several recipes for homemade bread, dips and sauces. You will find an extensive selection of delicious recipes to get started and make your own bread, dips and sauces. Have fun cooking!

Do the recipes also contain tips for putting together a beautiful snack board?

Yes, the recipes often contain tips for putting together a beautiful snack board. Consider suggestions for combinations of cheeses, meats, fruit, nuts and dips to create an attractive and tasty snack board. It can be useful to look at specific dishes or snacks that can be combined well with each other for a varied platter. Many cookbooks and online recipes will provide advice on this.

Are the recipes easy to make or are they more suitable for experienced chefs?

The recipes in this cookbook are generally easy to make and suitable for both novice cooks and more experienced cooks. There is a good mix of dishes that are accessible to everyone. So whether you are just starting to cook or have more experience, there is something for everyone!



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